Are Undifferentiated Media Brands Useless? The Law Says "Yes"

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In Norbert Weiner's landmark 1950 book, The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society, he shares a model for the future of communications and media that is, in fact, applicable today. "Entropy," he theorizes, "is the original sin." It's a tendency in the universe toward the loss of differentiation, and a failure to differentiate among multiple choices leads to chaos. To Weiner, chaos means complete stasis, where everything is so balanced that there is no differentiation of energy and effort, resulting in complete "uselessness, thus creating stasis and chaos." Entropy is the Second Law of Thermodynamics. 

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